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Dyce BC make fourth round of Scottish Cup with Crosshouse victory

Dyce BC 4

Park 12, 29, Laird 31, 48

Crosshouse BC 2

Philips 20, Barnes 63
  • Sunday, 30 October 2016
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  • Under 13´s
  • inspiresport SYFA Cup - R3

Claire Gulline | YFS Aberdeen Senior Reporter
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For the third round of the Scottish Cup, Crosshouse BC made the journey North to take on Dyce BC. However it was the home side who were victorious with a 4-2 win. Ryan Park and Zane Laird scored two goals apiece for Dyce while Crosshouse’s goals were scored by Blair Philips and Harley Barnes.
As the first half got underway, Dyce made the first real attack of the game and Josh McLaren broke through the defence and shot from the edge of the box but Crosshouse goalkeeper, Craig Dunlop, cleared the danger.
Crosshouse had their first chance with a free kick at twenty-eight yards and wide to the right. Dario Viviani crossed the ball into the box and Connor McGhee fired it just over the crossbar.
The home side were soon looking for more chances and Ryan McShea made a promising break down the wing. He crossed the ball from twenty-eight yards but it was pushed wide by Dunlop. Dyce continued to press and Rio Collie put the ball through for Zane Laird who shot from inside the box but Dunlop smothered the ball.
The visitors pressed forward and were awarded another free kick just outside the box. Viviani’s shot had the accuracy but Lucas Smith cleared the danger.
However the home side were to open the scoring in the twelfth minute. Smith put the ball through for Laird who collided with Crosshouse’s Ben Magee. Amidst cries for a penalty, Ryan Park swept in and sent the ball into the back of the net.
Crosshouse looked to respond and Magee linked up with Viviani to drive forward and Viviani shot from inside the box but it was pushed wide by Dyce goalkeeper, Jamie Shingler. The visitors continued to press and Magee’s through ball was tapped home by Blair Philips in the twentieth minute to draw the score level.
The visitors looked set to take the lead soon after, when Viviani lured Shingler out and struck from twenty-five yards but sent the ball just wide. 
Dyce were pressing and creating chances but Crosshouse held their defence well. However in the twenty-ninth minute, Park struck the ball at forty yards, sending it over the keeper and into the net.
The home side continued to exert pressure and were awarded a corner. Park crossed the ball into the box and Laird tapped it home from close range to extend his side’s lead in the thirty-first minute.
Crosshouse looked for a response and Thomas Lloyd crossed the ball into the box but it was cleared by Smith. However Callum Fyfe kept the pressure on with a break through the middle but fired his shot from twenty-five yards just wide.
  • Half Time:
  • Dyce BC
  • 3-1
  • Crosshouse BC
From the restart, Dyce put the pressure on again with Park and Laird linking to drive forward but Crosshouse held their defence well and counterattacked. Harley Barnes broke down the wing but Collie swept across to put the ball out. The visitors were awarded a corner and Viviani crossed the ball into the box but Struan Pirie cleared.
Crosshouse kept the pressure on and were awarded a free kick at forty yards. Magee sent the ball into the box and Fraser Bolton got his head to it but Shingler pushed it wide. 
The home side were soon on the attack again. A team movement saw Dyce drive forward before Laird lured the keeper out and slipped the ball into the back of the net from inside the box in the forty-eighth minute.
End to end play ensued, with Crosshouse trying to create chances and Dyce trying to close the game out. Aiden Smith made a break for the home side, and crossed the ball into the box from twenty-five yards and to the right but Dunlop caught it and cleared. Laird was soon posing a threat again, this time from twenty-five yards and to the left with Dunlop preventing a goal once more.
The visitors drove play to the other end. Viviani put the ball across for Barnes who fired it home from the edge of the box in the sixty-third minute to narrow the gap.
Crosshouse continued to exert pressure, and Dean Morrison put the ball through for Barnes but Shingler got there first to deny the chance and the final whistle brought play to a close.
  • Full Time:
  • Dyce BC
  • 4-2
  • Crosshouse BC


Dyce BC
Crosshouse BC
1. Jamie Shingler
2. Struan Pirie
3. Euan Bridgeford
4. Ariel Blanksby
6. James Whyte
7. Drew McDermid
8. Callum Thomson
9. Ryan Park
10. Zane Laird
14. Lucas Smith
15. Callum Nicol
16. Rio Collie
17. Aiden Campbell
18. Logan Duncan
19. Josh McLaren
21. Ryan McShea
99. Craig Dunlop
1. Kieran McHugh
2. Jack Weir
4. Jack Hanlon
5. Connor McGhee
7. Dean Morrison
8. Thomas Lloyd
9. Callum Fyfe
10. Dario Viviani
11. Harley Barnes
14. Ben Magee
16. Fraser Bolton
17. Conor Watson
18. Cameron Semple
21. Blair Philips
Star Player
Dyce BC
Crosshouse BC
Ryan Park had an excellent game, showing consistency in the set pieces and creating chances throughout the game, adding his name to the score sheet twice.
Captain, Dario Viviani, had a great game and led his team well. He was a prominent figure in attack as well as closing down a number of Dyce attacks.
Magic Moment
Dyce BC
Crosshouse BC
Dyce's second goal was a fantastic score. Park struck the beautifully to send it into the back of the net from forty yards- a truly impressive moment.
Dunlop made some great saves in the second half. With Dyce 4-1 up, he kept his head up and prevented them from extending their lead. With Laird and Campbell threatening the goal, Dunlop kept his cool to make some fantastic saves.
Club Views
Dyce BC
Crosshouse BC
I spoke with Ronnie Cromar, the manager of Dyce BC, who said, "Dyce's performance were really good today. We stuck in in midfield and the defence was absolutely solid. We faced a good team today in Crosshouse so we had to be at our best today to overcome them. Overall we were the better team today."

On their aims for the season, Cromar said, "With the boys coming from non-competitive football to competitive football, our main aim is to develop them. They have learned today about attitude, discipline and that is helping them develop into better players."
I spoke with Ryan Watson, one of the coaches from Crosshouse BC, who said, "Our performance wasn't the best today. It was always going to be a hard performance and the boys have done the best that they could do on the day. On another day, it could have been a lot tighter."

On their aims for this season, Watson said, "We still have the league to play for and a couple of cups to play for, so there's still a lot of competition there. We'll concentrate on those."
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